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Pioneer who lead fight against discrimination in the Fire Department has died

Arnett Hartsfield Jr. a Retired Firefighter and Attorney, who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died October 30th at the age of 96. Hartsfield wrote  “The Old Stentorians,” a book about the history of African American firefighters in the City of Los Angeles. He joined the department in 1940

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: Black Ribbon, Blog, News|0 Comments

Memorial Services to Be Held For Los Anglese City FIre Departments First African-American Assistant Chief

LOS ANGELES, CA – Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. for Los Angeles City Fire Department’s first African-American assistant fire chief Paul Orduna, who passed earlierthis month on Oct. 5at the age of 85. The services will take place at the African-American Firefighter’s Museum located at 1401 Central

By | October 24th, 2012|Categories: Black Ribbon, Blog|0 Comments